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Burling and Tuke take early lead at Olympic test event

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:45 am | Yachting New Nealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had never raced at the Olympic venue before today but they looked right at home as they took an early lead at the Olympic test event in Enoshima today. More >>

World record falls to NZ shearer in Australia

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:41 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A New Zealander has today become the latest shearer to set World records on both sides of the Tasman with a new tally for merino crossbred lambs in Australia. More >>

Christchurch Women’s Photography Collective

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 3:39 pm | Christchurch Women's Photography Collective

[inter]connected is the first group show by the Christchurch Women’s Photography Collective, and features a range of diverse work from local Christchurch women photographers at different stages of their careers. More >>

Kiwi World Champion Again

Friday, 16 August 2019, 3:50 pm | Arboricultural Association

Kiwi tree climber, Scott Forrest, was awarded his fourth world title at the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) earlier this week in Knoxville, Tennessee. More >>

Latin American and Spain Film Festival will travel around NZ

Friday, 16 August 2019, 1:47 pm | Latin America and Spain Film Festival

The 2019 Edition of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival officially opens in Wellington on September 5th, celebrating the strong ties and relationships between New Zealand and the participating nations. More >>

Adam Hattaway and the Haunters announce album and tour

Friday, 16 August 2019, 1:15 pm | Great Things

Friday 16 August— You may not yet know about Adam Hattaway and the Haunters , but the band from Christchurch are here to change that, announcing their sophomore album Crying Lessons and an eight-date release tour, and sharing glorious rock ‘n’ ... More >>

Showquest National Final Results

Friday, 16 August 2019, 1:14 pm | Showquest

Sacred Heart Girls’ College from New Plymouth took out the top spot at the Showquest National Final, announced today (16 September). Showquest is New Zealand’s largest performing arts competition for schools. More >>

How technology is changing the music

Friday, 16 August 2019, 9:21 am | University of Auckland

The technological changes affecting most aspects of our lives typically generate as much concern as enthusiasm, so what about the music? More >>

The Others Way Girls Rock! Stage lineup announced

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:30 am | The Others Way

August 16 , 2019 : With just 15 days to go until Tāmaki Makaurau’s beloved independent music festival kicks off, The Others Way is proud to share the schedule for the Girls Rock! Stage ! More >>

Alae sign North American record deal and announce new EP

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:28 am | Eleventy 12

Thanks to a songwriting pairing between Alae frontman Alex Farrell-Davey and acclaimed US-based producer Justin Gray during the APRA AMCOS Songhubs initiative in Auckland in March, Alae are thrilled to announce their record deal with Los Angeles indie ... More >>

Shura forevher out today

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:27 am | The Label

Shura has today released stunning second album forevher , which is available now on Secretly Canadian via Rhythmethod. Featuring beautiful returning track ‘ BKLYNLDN ’, acclaimed first single ‘ religion (u can lay your hands on me) ’ and fan ... More >>

Shearing gun Copp aims for the top in Aussie record bid

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:26 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A Canterbury shearer will tomorrow (Saturday) attempt to become the latest to set World shearing records on both sides of the Tasman as he tackles a lambs record set during a spree of new tallies by an Australian gun almost 14 years ago. More >>

Climb Forrest Climb – Kiwi named world’s top climber

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:20 am | Husqvarna

New Zealand’s national tree climber, Husqvarna Brand Ambassador and H-team member Scott Forrest, has been crowned the International Tree Climbing Champion (ITCC) for the fourth time. The competition was held in Knoxville, Tennessee over the weekend ... More >>

Cruddy communications can cause complete chaos

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:19 am | Plain English Awards

What’s the worst that can happen if you can’t understand what’s written to you? At first, it might seem that the consequences of poor communication surely couldn’t be that bad. But if you consider the question for just a little longer, it soon becomes ... More >>

Ruru Karaitiana, Pixie Williams, Jim Carter to be inducted

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:09 am | NZ Music Hall of Fame

Three of Aotearoa’s most formative musical figures – Ruru Karaitiana, Pixie Williams, and Jim Carter – will be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Awards . More >>

Crew to sail to NZ from Tahiti using celestial navigation

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 3:12 pm | Tuia 250

A double-hulled canoe will depart Tahiti next week and navigate to Aotearoa using the stars, moon and currents to guide its voyage, announced Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh. More >>

Stagecraft Theatre Presents Bare – a Pop Opera

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:40 pm | Stagecraft

Stagecraft Theatre presents provocative musical, Bare – A Pop Opera , written by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo, from 28 August to 7 September. With topical themes, a rich vibrant score that draws on many styles of contemporary music, and ... More >>

Ngāpuhi waiata session comes to Tāmaki Makaurau

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:14 pm | NgaPuhi Festival

This week Ngāpuhi ki Tamaki make final preparations for the Ngāpuhi Waiata session to be held next Saturday at Alfriston College. More >>

Celebrities Get Behind Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:49 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is once again asking Kiwis to ‘Do The Right Thing’ and keep Aotearoa clean with the return of G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week on September 9-15. More >>

Ngā Taonga welcomes Archives New Zealand development

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:30 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

The announcement yesterday by Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin that a new Archives New Zealand building in Wellington could also accommodate Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is a welcome acknowledgement of the importance of our audiovisual taonga, ... More >>

Crew to sail to NZ from Tahiti using celestial navigation

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 12:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A double-hulled canoe will depart Tahiti next week and navigate to Aotearoa using the stars, moon and currents to guide its voyage, announced Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh. More >>

Campbell returns to happy hunting ground

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:22 am | Campbell Rally Sport

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell returns to a happy hunting ground for the Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel this weekend for the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The Whitianga-based event was the scene of ... More >>

Disclosure, Alison Wonderland and RL Grime to headline R&V

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:18 am | 818 Entertainment

Some of the worlds biggest music industry heavyweights will be once again returning to Gisborne this December to bring in the new decade at New Zealand’s longest-running music festival, Rhythm and Vines. With over 100 acts scheduled to perform across ... More >>

Why I Did It: Author completes 100 stories project

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:16 am | Michael Botur

On April 30 I submitted one short story to an online NZ news publication which was paying – PAYING! –authors to publish stories. This was an almost unheard-of opportunity, but when I offered my fine fiction, the person in charge of selecting the stories ... More >>

Kapiti Food Fair nearly closed for vendor registration

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:09 am | Kapiti Food Fair

The Kapiti Food Fair opened for vendor registration back in April and sites have been snapped up quickly. The total site footprint this year is increasing to 230+ and there are less than 10 sites left! “We are delighted with the mix of returning ... More >>

Austria holds out against Chile

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:53 am | International Fistball Association

WINTERTHUR. The 12 best teams played the first round of double elimination today. The Austrian’s almost had the biggest upset of the competition when they were put on the spot by Chile. The Chileans came to centre court firing on all cylinders at ... More >>

Fellow poets’ new work on show at UC

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

Three very different visiting writers currently based at University of Canterbury (UC) will read both new and published work at Fellow Poets tonight, 15 August, 5 – 6.30pm. More >>

Reference work for distinctive Māori weaving returns

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:41 am | Oratia Books

‘Tāniko work has its own beauty when woven with pride and exhibiting masterly control of the artform. It is as relevant now as it was when this book was first published.’ – Linda Tuhiwai Smith, from the book’s preface In print in various ... More >>

DEVILSKIN announce a killer line up for their ONWARD Tour

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:14 am | Trigger Marketing

DEVILSKIN today announce a killer line up for their October ONWARD tour. New Zealand band LIKE A STORM will be special guests alongside Napier band BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER who will open the shows this October. More >>

Plus1 & 95bFM present: Joan As Policewoman NZ tour

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:09 am | The Label

Extraordinary New York musician Joan As Police Woma n (Joan Wasser) will perform three solo concerts in New Zealand this October, coinciding with this year’s release of her career-retrospective Joanthology . More >>

Vietnam Veterans’ Day National Commemoration

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 4:55 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Members of the public are invited to join the annual national commemoration to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day this Sunday 18 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 4:51 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Members of the public are invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust. More >>

Marco Teutscher crowned the 2019 US Open 10-Ball Champion

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:13 pm | Masse

Marco Teutscher has won the 2019 US Open 10-Ball Championships in Las Vegas, taking out top players from around the world in the biggest pool competition win ever for a New Zealand player. More >>

Rival Sports partners with BBM for Peres v Hafner

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:06 pm | Rival Sports

Rival Sports Promotions is delighted to announce that the Just Move Charitable Trust (JMCT) been appointed the official charitable partner of Peres v Hafner – the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title Fight to take place at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention ... More >>

Important Prestige Classic Car Collection to be Auctioned

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:02 pm | Webb's

(8th August 2019, New Zealand) Auckland based auction house Webb’s will offer one of the most distinguished personal collection of Classic Cars to be auctioned in New Zealand, Webb’s auction house will host Collectors’ Cars Featuring the First ... More >>

Ōtaki 15 year old wins Sydney Hackathon

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:59 pm | Maoriland Charitable Trust

‘Indigenous knowledge will save the planet,” this was the central statement for Ōtaki teenager Kaea Hakaraia-Hosking’s winning INDIGI HACK pitch. More >>

Danger Of A Persistent Weak Layer In The Backcountry

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:54 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Mountain Safety Council who operate the NZ Avalanche Advisory are advising backcountry skiers, snowboarders, hunters and trampers that current snowpack conditions throughout many parts of New Zealand present a heightened avalanche risk. Backcountry travel ... More >>

Experience the untold story of the Voyage to Aotearoa

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 10:26 am | Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is marking 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans during HMB Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand, with a new special exhibition opening on Friday 13 September. More >>

Shepherds Reign set forth powerful video for single, Legend

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 9:14 am | Eleventy 12

Polynesian metal band Shepherds Reign deliver a hard hitting homage to fathers and role models everywhere with the video for new single, Legend which releases today. The video stars heavy hitter and legend in his own right, David Tua ONZM. “David ... More >>

BIG THIEF Announce New Album, Two Hands, Due 11 October

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:45 am | The Label

Big Thief are pleased to announce their new album, Two Hands , due on 11th October, and present its lead single, ‘Not’. More >>

Going Global Presents 2019 line-up announcement!

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:38 am | The Label

Today, Independent Music NZ share the incredible line-up performing at this year's Going Global Presents - an artist showcase following the two-day Going Global Music Summit which invites over 20 international speakers to share their experience and ... More >>

EQUESTRIAN - Kiwis Fly at Olympic Qualifier

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:23 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

New Zealand showjumpers have qualified a team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after a hard-fought victory at the FEI Group G Qualifier in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. More >>

Sheehan ready to fight for title at Coromandel

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:09 am | Sheehans Motorsport

Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan will come out swinging at the penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel, this weekend. More >>

Renewed deal offers best of both worlds

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 5:28 pm | KartSport New Zealand

First came an all new Briggs & Stratton kart engine to help KartSport New Zealand clubs around the country attract newcomers to the sport. Then came the demand from those who had enthusiastically embraced the new category to run at tracks other than ... More >>

Kiwis register events for Chinese Language Week 2019

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 3:47 pm | NZ Chinese Language Week

New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) event registration is now open, and 2019 is already shaping up to be the biggest Week yet. More >>

Secrets uncovered, lies exposed in epic Samoan family drama

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 3:18 pm | Elephant Publicity

Having performed to great acclaim in Samoa and Western Samoa the play that captures the beating heart of a Samoan family makes its Auckland premiere at Q theatre from 20-21 September and at the Māngere Arts Centre from 25-27 September. The Auckland ... More >>

NZ Improv Fest Turns It Up To Eleven

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 3:02 pm | NZ Improv Festival

The New Zealand Improv Festival (NZIF) is celebrating eleven years by going 110%; this national festival has increased to two weeks of improvisation with guests from all over the world. More >>

GANG OF FOUR Australian and New Zealand Tour

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 3:01 pm | Nuclear Blast

One of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to rise from the British punk scene in the late '70s was GANG OF FOUR . To Celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the release of their debut album Entertainment! they will play the album in full ... More >>

Te Miha

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 2:27 pm | Orchestras Central

‘Te Miha’, which fuses traditional classical music and kapa haka, will premiere in two central North Island cities this September, and is promised to be unforgettable. More >>

Help us shape support for sustainable careers in the arts

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 2:08 pm | Creative New Zealand

We’re inviting public comment and feedback on our response to A Profile of Creative Professionals, the research seeking to better understand career sustainability in the arts and creative industries. More >>

Top Artists Take Stage for new Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 1:50 pm | Kapiti Performing Arts Centre

Professional performing artists from Kāpiti have gifted their time and talents to support the development of the new Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre in the inaugural Beat the Blues concert, which will be take place at The Waterfront Bar and Kitchen ... More >>

Four Regional Culture and Heritage Fund grants announced

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 1:24 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Rotorua Museum, Motutī Marae Trust’s Raiātea Whare Taonga Resource and Archive Centre, Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, and the Loons Club Performing Arts Venue in Lyttelton are receiving grants from the Regional ... More >>

White Ferns/Women's Master Agreement: Response

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 1:17 pm | Women in Sport

"Women in Sport Aotearoa is thrilled to see the details of the new Women’s Master Agreement released by New Zealand Cricket today. More >>

50 Years of Aratoi

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 10:47 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton marks its 50th anniversary with several celebrations: the exhibition ‘50/fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi’ (17 August – 10 November), a lecture series by cultural leaders (17 August – 27 October), ... More >>

Top seeds remain undefeated in Winterthur

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:53 am | International Fistball Association

WINTERTHUR. The second day of the 2019 Fistball Men’s World Championship has ended in spectacular fashion with Switzerland and the USA having a thrilling game to end the day. The host nation took the win as expected but the Americans should be very ... More >>

Tap into your Superpowers for Orchestra Wellington

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:25 am | Orchestra Wellington

You don't have to have X-ray vision to attend this month's Orchestra Wellington family concert, but it'll help. More >>

Octopus wrestling and short fictions: Frankie McMillan

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:12 am | Canterbury University Press

Award-winning writer Frankie McMillan’s new collection, The Father of Octopus Wrestling , and other small fictions , traverses exciting new terrain between prose poetry and short fiction, delivering stories that are darkly comic, dynamic and surreal. More >>

Alice Cooper announces two NZ shows in Feb 2020

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8:57 am | TEG Live

Iconic shock rocker and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper has announced he’s returning to New Zealand in February 2020 with his all-new "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" show. Special guests with Alice Cooper on the New Zealand leg of this ... More >>

‘The Big Timers’ Vaudeville Burlesque Show

Monday, 12 August 2019, 3:09 pm | Va-Va Voom

Date: Saturday 21st September, 2019. Venue: Cassette Nine - 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD. Time: Doors open 6.30pm | Show starts 7.30pm. Ticket Price: $25 - $120 via Eventfinda. Ticket Link: More >>

Award-Winning Celtic Musicians to Take the Stage

Monday, 12 August 2019, 12:43 pm | Gillian Boucher

Wellington, NZ – Featuring new material from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, fiddler Gillian Boucher (Canada) and singer/guitarist Bob McNeill (Scotland) will be delighting audiences in both Kapiti and Wellington this month before heading ... More >>



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